Treadmill motor for pusher trailer?
i just pulled this motor from a working treadmill that has developed a urine smell everytime it is turned on.
I was thinking of making a heavy pusher trailer with this motor and 3-4 RV batteries. What do you guys think?
Here's the stats:
Permanent Magnet DC motor
130 Volts DC
I hooked it up to 12Volts and I was able to stop the flyweel with a gloved hand.
When I hooked it up to 24Volts, I was unable to stop the flywheel with a gloved hand. and when I grabbed it first then applied the power, it felt like 40-50lbs of pulling power.
Update: I just found out where the urine smell was coming from. There is a sleeve on one of the rollers that had moved to one side and it was rubbing against the frame....burnt plastic. I guess, i could put this treadmill back together, if you think I should abandon this idea.
Last edited by SeizeTech; 09-01-08 at 01:39 AM.